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crappiefarmer
03-18-2006, 07:53 AM
Hey are these cameras any good in stained water? are they pretty easy to work? thanks. CF

Barnacle Bill
03-18-2006, 08:29 AM
Hey CF, I looked into them a while back and concluded that for the waters we fish, they would be a waste a money. Maybe on a good day you might be able to see a foot or so. But that is just my opinion as I don't know anyone that has actually tried one around here.

crappiencali
03-18-2006, 08:56 AM
Crappiefarmer,

Unless you are fishing gin clear water don't waste your time. Even the fisherman out here in California don't like cause you can't see anything. Most of our lakes we can see 10-30' down.

crappiefarmer
03-18-2006, 03:39 PM
Hey, thanks for the heads up. Wont waste the money. CF

Bob G
03-18-2006, 06:59 PM
Any camera on the market doesn't do well in stained water. Where my Aqua view excels is in the winter under the ice. When I was scouting for a tournament I was in, I would drop the camera down and the fish would come out of the weeds to take a look at the new guy in town. The camera looks like a baby bass. I am going to try it in the open water here, I don't expect too much but, if it helps me identify structure or be able to catch a glimpse of what is down there, well then it would save me a lot of time interpreting what is on the screen of the depth finder.
Just my 2cents.

fish_detective
03-19-2006, 02:17 PM
Hey CF, I looked into them a while back and concluded that for the waters we fish, they would be a waste a money. Maybe on a good day you might be able to see a foot or so. But that is just my opinion as I don't know anyone that has actually tried one around here.

I must agree I have a fishing friend that has one and he has only used it a few times. The kids love it around the docks to watch the fish when the water is clear... I would not waste your money at this time... Good Luck..

bluegilln
03-19-2006, 04:31 PM
Crappiefarmer,

I use mine a bunch in the off season. Not to say the "naysayers" don't have a point about not being able to see all kinds of fish. You won't. But what you will be able to do is use the camera in conjunction with your sonar. You will be able to identify cover and structure that you just can't do with sonar, you can see what it is. I'm saying this and I have one of the Humminbird 987cSi's. I still use my camera for positive identification of cover and positioning when setting gps locations. I hit the "mark" button when the camera is in the cover and the cord is strait up and down. It's a tool, just like a depth finder. My $.02

Chris

Moose1am
03-19-2006, 04:35 PM
Man you have a lot of good tools. haha.


Crappiefarmer,

I use mine a bunch in the off season. Not to say the "naysayers" don't have a point about not being able to see all kinds of fish. You won't. But what you will be able to do is use the camera in conjunction with your sonar. You will be able to identify cover and structure that you just can't do with sonar, you can see what it is. I'm saying this and I have one of the Humminbird 987cSi's. I still use my camera for positive identification of cover and positioning when setting gps locations. I hit the "mark" button when the camera is in the cover and the cord is strait up and down. It's a tool, just like a depth finder. My $.02

Chris